Paloma Rios School of Flamenco                 
 /Escuela Flamenca Paloma Rios
  Calendar 2013
/Calendario 2013

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Welcome to the Paloma Ríos School of Flamenco

Thank you for showing interest in joining our studio. Fiesta 2012 was such a fun year, having won our first title as a studio with Sadee Broida, Jr. Spirit of Fiesta!

For those of you just joining us, let me begin by telling you a little bit about our group. Our studio is entering its seventh season, and I am proud to have been Santa Barbara’s 2005 Spirit of Fiesta, and to have been participating in Fiesta for 17 years!

My utmost desire is to share the beautiful art form of Flamenco as my many teachers once taught me, and using the knowledge I have acquired over the years, getting each student’s best potential out. We work on different things throughout the year, such as technique, choreography, and personal expression. During Fiesta, each dancer reaps the benefits of his or her hard work by performing for the community.

Community service is an important part of being in the studio. We attend retirement and convalescent homes, charity events, children’s events, schools, and at local functions.

Kindness, artistic development, and personal growth are encouraged in my studio. Respect towards others, as well as self-respect are very important here.

Attached is a class schedule, tuition rates and registration form. We begin the fall schedule on September 8th 2012. Registration day is also on Saturday, September 8th from 10-2pm. You may register at that time or on the first day of class.

Registration fee is $25 for September and October, $50.00 for November and December, and $75 thereafter. Early registration is advised, as class spaces are limited, and attendance in class is required to be in the Fiesta shows. Early registrations will be given preference. Please include tuition fee with registration payment.

Students should come to the class most appropriate for their age, level, and experience. Contact me with any questions regarding class placements. I want each child to be challenged yet not frustrated. During the first couple of weeks, I assess new students and place them in the class which I see fit. Returning students will be told about their placements, and some classes have prerequisites and require special dedication and commitments.

 For younger students, a child’s dress shoe or shoe with a small heel will suffice. These can be found at Payless or children’s shoe store. Fiesta shoes can be purchased closer to performance time. Female students should wear a skirt that can be picked up and moved around with both hands. Please have hair tied back in a ponytail, braid, or bun. Boys can wear pants or shorts, a t-shirt, and hard soled-shoes (folklórico boots are great and are easy to find). Studio t-shirts are $20 and can be purchased from the studio store. They are optional for class but will be required for certain events and rehearsals.

If you have any questions of concerns feel free to contact me at (805) 570-6064 or email me at riospaloma@hotmail.com. Be sure to friend the studio page on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/palomariosflamenco and provide an email so you can sign up for our newsletter!

I look forward to seeing some new and also familiar faces, and am so happy to have new members in our “Fiesta Family”! Viva La Fiesta!

Paloma Ríos,

Director

 

Schedule

Paloma Ríos School of Flamenco Fall Session 2012

Schedule is subject to change, class placement at teacher’s discretion

 

Mondays

“Cadiz” 3:30-4:30 (10-12 year olds, Intermediate level prerequisite) This class focuses on the traditional Flamenco “train dress”, a must-know for every female dancer. Entrance in this class requires a bata to practice with. 

“Jaen A” 4:30-5:15 (5-7 yrs)

Tuesdays

“Moron” 5-6pm (9-12 yr olds)

“Lebrija” 6-7pm Teens

Wednesdays

“Cordoba” 3-4pm (Advanced B)

“Malaga” 7-8:30pm (Advanced A) 

Thursdays

“Jerez” 5:30-6:15. (2-4 Year Olds) 

Fridays

“Utrera” 6-7 (Beginning Adult)

Saturdays

“Jaen B” 9-9:45am (5-7yrs) 

Sundays

Studio Closed 

Other:

“Madrid” 

Professional Company Times TBA

*Director Reserves The Right to Refuse Service

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Paloma Ríos School of Flamenco Important Dates 2013

 

Monday January 21st, 2013: Martin Luther King Jr. Day, REGULAR CLASSES

 

Thursday February 14th, 2013: Happy Valentine’s Day! REGULAR CLASSES

 

Saturday February 16th, 2013: Studio Contracts Due/ Fiesta Fee Pt. I due $42.50

 

Saturday March 16th, 2013: Fiesta Fee Pt II due $42.50

 

Monday March 18th, 2013: Spirit Audition tickets go on sale. Support our studio with team SPIRIT!!!

 

Sunday March 31st, 2013: Happy Easter (No Spring Break)

 

Saturday April 20th, 2013: Spirit of Fiesta Auditions! COME SUPPORT OUR DANCERS!!!

 

Saturday April 20th, 2013: Fabric Deposit due, $60

 

Saturday May 18th, 2013: Costuming Fee due $40

 

Saturday June 15th, 2013: Accessory Deposit due $25

 

Monday July 1st, 2013: Double classes begin, 1.5 tuition begins.

 

Thursday July 18, 2013: Musician’s Fees due

 

Wednesday July 24th, 2013: Performances begin

 

Wednesday July 31st: FIESTA OFFICIALLY BEGINS!!!

 

Sunday August 4th2013: Fiesta Farewell Potluck!

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Paloma Ríos School of Flamenco Tuition Rates 2012 

Hours Per Week/Cost Per Month

***DEPENDING ON HOW MANY CLASSES (IN HOURS) YOU TAKE PER WEEK, THIS IS WHAT YOU PAY PER MONTH***

 

45 minutes p/week---------------------------------------------$75 p/mo

 

1 hr p/week-----------------------------------------------------$85 p/mo

 

1.5 hrs. p/week-------------------------------------------------$115 p/mo

 

                       2 hrs p/week-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------$135 p/mo

 

2.5 hrs p/week-------------------------------------------------$155 p/mo

 

3 hrs p/week---------------------------------------------------$ 180 p/mo

 

Unlimited hrs p/week-------------------------------------------$ 205 p/mo

 

 

FAMILY DISCOUNTS *siblings only, 1 discount per family*

2 students: 10% off total tuition

3 students: 15% off total tuition

4+ students: 20% off total tuition

  

REGISTRATION: 
September 8 through October 31: $25
November 1 through December 31: $50
After December 31: $75

Lapse in payment and attendance for one month or more- must pay new registration fee.

PRIVATE LESSONS

$85 p/hr with Paloma

$50 1 hour with other dance staff

Cancellations for privates MUST be made 24 hours in advance, 

or student will be charged the full amount.

MAKE UP POLICY

Missed classes may be made up in within the same month in any other appropriate class. Missed classes by student will not be deducted from tuition, unless instructor cancels class and approves deduction. Classes may not be paid per week, and tuition is the same every month regardless of having 3, 4, or 5 weeks per class. If a student has 3 or more absences, excused or unexcused, a private lesson is required. Privates may be required if student needs extra help, or student will be put in a more appropriate class for his/her personal level.

NON-SUFFICIENT FUND POLICY: 

A fee of $25 will be charged per occurrence. After the 2nd occurrence, tuition will need to be paid in CASH ONLY.

LATE FEES

Tuition is due on the first day of every month. Tuition is late after 7 pm on the tenth day of the month, when a $25 late fee will be added to your account.

CLASSES ARE NOT PRO-RATED

Tuition is per month, not per class. Tuition is due first week of class, and is student joins later in the month, then whole month is due at time of joining.

ATTENDANCE:

Tuition is the same regardless of attendance. Missed classes may be made up in another class, but if not made up, then 2 missed classes will result in need of a private lesson.


Solos/Small or Special Group Lessons.

Solo or extra dances must be approved by the studio director. Only dances which are choreographed or mentored by the director will be allowed. Only dances started in January or scheduled in January to begin in February are allowed to perform in Fiesta. Only dances which meet at least once a week will be admitted regardless of how many weeks in the month. 

COMPANY/ADVANCED CLASSES

Advanced or company classes are a privilege, and require special admission, which is at the discretion of the studio director. Student must prepare to audition for the advanced group or company if an audition is scheduled, and to take privates to catch up student did not begin in September. Failure to attend class may result in demotion from Advanced or Company classes. 


TARDIES/DRESS CODE POLICY 

Students are expected to arrive to class on time. If they are not dressed for class, they must arrive 5 minutes before to give time to change. 3 tardies will count as an absence. Students must arrive to dance with appropriate props, hair pulled back in bun, braid or ponytail (girls), wearing a leotard or studio shirt and skirt (girls), shorts of pants and vest (boys), and dance shoes. 

CONFIDENTIALITY/COPYRIGHT 

Dances, choreographies, dresses, music, etc., are private to the studio until Fiesta 2013. Information pertaining to the studio's music, dances, or schedules, is the artistic property of Paloma Rios. Entire choreographies are the copyright or Paloma Rios. In the event that a student or parent breaches the trust of the studio, the student will be subject to termination from the studios and all fees paid as agreed, with no refunds. Siblings dancing in other studios may present a challenge to this clause and may be grounds from release from the studio unless otherwise agreed with director. 

CONTRACTS 

Upon entrance to the studio, student is required to fill our registration form, and if performing in Fiesta, studio contract, which binds commitment to Paloma Rios Flamenco through Fiesta 2013. Under the contract, student may dance with and for Paloma Rios School of Flamenco only, from start of contract through end of Fiesta. Paloma Rios School of Flamenco reserves the right to refuse service at any time, and Paloma Rios reserves the artistic license to change and/or modify dances. 

REMINDER! THERE IS NO GRACE PERIOD FOR ANY OF THE ABOVE FEES. THEY ARE ALL DUE ON THE AFOREMENTIONED DATES!

 

ANY STUDENT WHO IS DELINQUENT IN HIS/HER ACCOUNT IS SUBJECT TO SUSPENSION OR DISMISSAL FROM STUDIO

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Paloma Ríos School of Flamenco Registration Form

Please copy and bring on first day of registration

Include easiest way to reach you and your child! This is important during Fiesta and performances!

Student Name:______________________________________________________ Age:___________ Birthday:_____________

Parent/Guardian:____________________________________________________________________________________________

Home Phone:________________ Mothers Work:___________________ Fathers Work:______________________________

Mothers Cell:___________________________________ Fathers Cell:___________________________________ 

Student Cell:____________________________________________

Address:____________________________________________________________________________________________________

City:_____________________________________________________ZIP Code:______________________________

Parent E-Mail:_______________________________________________________________________________________

Student’s Email:_____________________________________________________________________________________

Prior Experience:_____________________________________________________________________________________

Interested in Performing in Fiesta 2013: Yes_______No______

Emergency Contact:_______________________________________________________________________________________

Address___________________________________________________________________________________________________

Home Phone:____________________________________________ work:__________________________________________

cell Phone:_________________________________________________________

Relationship to student:_________________________________________________________________________________

Please read and initial below where indicated

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I understand tuition is due by the 1st of each month

 

with a grace period until the 10th.

 

All payments received AFTER 7PM on the 10th are considered late, and a $25 fee will be added to account

 

 

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I understand that PRSF does NOT pro-rate classes (class packages paid PER MONTH REGARDLESS of attendance). 


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I understand there will be a service fee of $25 for any returned checks



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I understand there are extra fees/deposits associated with

 

Fiesta called “Fiesta/Contract fees” These fees are broken up per month starting in January. If 
any of these payments are late, a $25 late fee will be added to account

The undersigned hereby agrees to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless the Paloma Ríos School of Flamenco and it’s instructors and agents from any and all loss, damage, liability, charges and expenses and causes of action of whatever character which may arise by reason of attending classes and/or participating in any studio event.

Signature: _________________________Date: ____________

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OFFICE USE ONLY

Date Received: _____________

Check # ____________________ Amount____________________

Class(s) ___________________ _________________ _________________

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